Attack on Mac! Kraft Recalls Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles
The Associated Press had some sobering news to share Monday, when the news service reported that Kraft (NASDAQ:KRFT) has been forced to recall some of its Velveeta pasta and ground beef products on account of some labels leaving off soy from the ingredient lists. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service called on manufacturer Truitt Brothers to recall 1.77 million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles – Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac after the agency recognized that some of the products’ labels do not mention the presence of hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, both of which are allergens.
The AP reports that the affected products have expiration dates of March 2 to October 23, 2014, and were sent to Kraft Foods distribution centers and retailers worldwide between May 2013 and January. Kraft Foods spokeswoman Joyce Hodel said to CNN on Monday: “The inaccurate labeling is the only thing wrong with the product. If an individual has no allergies or sensitivities to soy, then the product is perfectly safe to consume.”
Other popular Kraft products still line the shelves, but at a time when these convenient cheesy products are at a premium, the company is now feeling the pressure to replace its popular items sooner rather than later.